River and Mercantile Group appoints Montfort Communications

Montfort Communications, the fast-growing corporate reputation firm, has been appointed as strategic communications adviser by River and Mercantile Group PLC, the UK listed investment manager with over £44bn assets under management.


The Montfort team, led by Founding Partner Gay Collins and including Nick Bastin, Louis Supple and Lauren O’Keeffe with strategic input from Montfort’s new Senior Adviser Richard Royds, will work closely with River and Mercantile’s CEO and senior team to enhance the firm’s reputation in the UK market. The experienced Montfort team will provide a combination of strategic counsel around senior positioning, brand building and investor relations as well as implementing PR campaigns.

River and Mercantile is an investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange specialising in fiduciary management, investment consulting, derivatives management and investment management. The group serves a range of institutional investors and investment intermediaries with tailored solutions and investment strategies, covering equities and alternative investments. Formed in 2014 through the merger of P-Solve and River and Mercantile Asset Management, the group manages over £44 billion with offices in the UK, Australia, and the US.

James Barham, Chief Executive Officer at River and Mercantile Group, added: “We are looking forward to working with Montfort to deliver our ambitious growth plans for the business. We were impressed with the team’s experience, understanding of our business, enthusiasm and creative communications ideas. River and Mercantile is well positioned in this exciting and evolving industry in which we operate and our communications will play a critical role in our future development.”

River and Mercantile is the latest addition to Montfort’s rapidly growing roster of clients. This win follows on from an exceptional year of growth and a strong start to 2021 for Montfort, with new retained clients including Impax Environmental Markets Plc, Temple Bar Plc and Chrysalis Plc, and new team hires such as Blackrock veteran Richard Royds, Catherine Roberts from AL Goodbody and the FRC, and Phil Askham from HSBC.




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